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Tips on navigating IRE’s new website

Welcome to our new website, which has been redesigned to better serve our members and the journalism industry. Please refer to our FAQs and screen shots below for full details. Here are tips for key features:

LOGGING IN: At the top right of the home page, click Log In. Use the same email and password that you’ve been using to log into the IRE website. If you don’t remember your password, please click the Forgot Password link and follow instructions. If you still have questions or need assistance, please email info@ire.org.

EXPIRED MEMBERSHIP: If you can’t log in, one reason may be that your membership has expired. In that case, please go through the process to rejoin IRE on the Join page.

MEMBER DASHBOARD: To the left of the Log In / Log Out button is the Member Dashboard. After you click it, you will look below and see three buttons:

  1. IRE Membership: Please take a few moments to edit your profile so that we have the most up-to-date details. To help us better serve our members, please be sure that you’ve completed the areas for gender, race and ethnicity. You’ll also find Manage Membership, which has information about when your membership expires and a link for renewal.
  2. Order History: Moving forward, this will contain items that you order from IRE, including conference registrations, bootcamps, data, T-shirts, books and other items.
  3. Member announcements: This is where IRE can send a message to all members. For example, if IRE members qualify for special discounts, coupon codes will be shared here. 

NAVIGATION: The website is designed to be intuitive, so we encourage you to explore the drop-down menus at the top. Simply hover your mouse over About, Training, Resources, News, Hire Us and Awards to see all of your options. Please note our new Diversity & Inclusion page. Also take a look at the quick links at the bottom of the home page. Throughout the site, you’ll see plus signs with some labels; simply click those buttons for more details. You can toggle those accordion boxes on and off by clicking them.

RESOURCES: For the first time, IRE members will be able to search across various types of materials: tipsheets, data sets, audio files, contest entries and more. The new Resource Search can look through all resources, or you can limit it for a targeted search (e.g. only tipsheets or only data sets). Once you find what you need, add those items one by one to your shopping cart (even if they’re free). Then click the Shopping Cart button at the top right of the page and follow instructions. For example, you will be able to gather free tipsheets, register for a conference, buy a T-shirt and purchase a book in one transaction.

DATA SETS: If you’re looking for data provided by IRE, navigate to the Resource Search. IRE maintains these databases: SBA Disaster Loans, SBA 7a Business Loans, National Inventory of Dams, National Bridge Inventory, FOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System, College Scorecard-Simplified and Boating Accidents. Use the Resource Search to find them by clicking on Data and adding a key word (uncheck the View All button). We also provide archived data that is no longer updated but useful for reporting. Click here to see a full list and a link to request archived data.

FAQs

Where can I check my membership status and expiration date?

First, make sure you’re logged into the IRE website. Use the same email and password that you’ve been using to log into the IRE website. If you don’t remember your password, please click the Forgot Password link and follow instructions. If you can’t log in, one reason may be that your membership has expired. In that case, please go through the process to rejoin IRE on the Join page. If you still have questions or need assistance, please email info@ire.org.

Once you’ve successfully logged in, click on Member Dashboard at the top right:

Make sure the IRE Membership tab is selected (1). In the shaded box, click on Manage Membership (2). Your membership expiration date will be listed in the Subscription column (3).

How do I renew my membership?

First, make sure you’re logged into the IRE website.

Then click on Member Dashboard at the top right:

Make sure the IRE Membership tab is selected (1). In the shaded box, click on Manage Membership (2), then Renew (3).

If your membership has recently expired, the word Subscribe will appear instead of Renew. Click Subscribe to restart your membership.

When the form opens, select your membership type and complete the other information. Be sure to click Complete Registration at the bottom of the form (below the payment information).

Where is my membership and events history? It doesn’t look correct in my Membership Dashboard.

First, make sure you’re logged into the IRE website.

Then click on Member Dashboard at the top right:

Go to the Order History tab (1). Details about each of your prior payments for IRE events and products will appear in the Actions column, where you can click each one for full details (2).

To see past transactions for IRE membership dues, click on ‘Your Transactions’ in the sidebar. Please note that not all transactions from previous years have been transferred to the new website.

I applied to join IRE. How long until I get access to the website?

If your news organization, employer or other affiliation was in our dropdown list, your membership will take effect immediately. That means you’ll be all set to explore the members-only sections of our website. 

However, if your affiliation is not already on our list, IRE staff likely will need to request additional information from you to determine whether you qualify for IRE membership, as set by our Articles of Incorporation. That may take a few business days to process.

How do I reset my password?

If you know your existing password, start by logging into the IRE website.

Then click on Member Dashboard at the top right:

Make sure the IRE Membership label is selected (1). In the shaded box, click on Change Password (2) and complete the information on the form. Click Update Password.

If you do not remember or know your existing password, click the “Log In” button in the upper right corner of the IRE homepage. Click the “Forgot Password” link on the login screen to generate a password reset email. If you still need help, email IRE at info@ire.org.

I’m trying to access a resource, and I don’t see a way to download or add the product to my cart?

You must be logged in as an IRE member to access IRE tipsheets, data, audio files and other resources. For all of those items, the “Add to Cart” button will appear only when you’re logged in as an IRE member. 

I’m trying to register for an event and the ticket area is blank?

Most IRE events are open only to current members. 

If you’re already a member, please log in with your membership email and password. Ticket information will then be visible. 

If you’re not a member and you don’t see any available tickets, that means it’s a member-only event. Before purchasing a ticket, you first will need to join IRE. Be sure to check out the five membership types permitted by our Articles of Incorporation. If you qualify, simply click the Join Now button to apply for membership.

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